Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-110) Kings (-110)
STAPLES Center is the site where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (9-7-4) will play the Arizona Coyotes (9-9-3) on Wednesday. The Coyotes open this contest at -110 while the Kings are coming in at -110. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-2 loss against the Avalanche in their last game. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 43.8% and they had a PDO of 94.4 in this one. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against was 46, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.0%. The Corsi for the Coyotes was sitting at 37 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi rate of 38.9%. Arizona accumulated 4 minutes in the box for this game. They also had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of them. The Coyotes left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In the game, they finished 2 of the 25 shots they tried.
Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 71 power play opportunities (9th in pro hockey) and have earned 13 goals in those chances. The Coyotes have had 635 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .902. Arizona has tried 557 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When at even strength, the Coyotes have given up 49 goals while earning 40 on offense. Arizona has accounted for 73 power play opportunities and they have notched 14 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.18%. For the year, they have earned 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 54 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 62.
The player between the pipes for this game is Darcy Kuemper. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has earned 121 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .565. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 12,997 mins in the crease. Kuemper has had 6,455 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 5,923 total saves. The opposition has notched 532 goals against Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. He has a record of 102-79-31 and he was named the starter in 214 games. Kuemper has been in goal for 231 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Los Angeles went up against the Wild in a matchup where the Kings took the loss by a mark of 4-3. Los Angeles wrapped up this game with a 51.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles played and we'd say they played an average game. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 35 and the Wild earning a 36 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 90 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.4%. The Kings recorded 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and scored 2 out of those tries.
Los Angeles has tried 561 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.52%, while allowing their opponents 639 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.94% on their opponents 64 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%. They have earned 72 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 25.00%. The Kings have accumulated 41 goals at even strength and 18 goals (8th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 55 goals to be scored by of a combination of 46 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Los Angeles Kings have 59 goals, 22 points, as well as a points percentage of .550.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick in net. Quick has compiled a career record of 330-243-69 and has been in net for 654 games. Quick's percentage of quality starts is 54.3% and he has 350 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has a tally of 16,063 saves out of 17,589 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has allowed 1,526 goals overall. He has been a starter 644 contests and has been on the ice for 38,181 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-110)
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